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went back to the profession. >> who was it you to get into the relief work question marks above that was the combined belgians,of leading the belgian prime minister, the american ambassador in london, and the american prime minister in brussels. they all seemed to concentrate on me to undertake the job. so this operation carried on during the war -- it you certainly must've been in for exciting experiences from time to time. >> most of it was pretty humble business. you had to transport a tremendous volume of food overseas with a fleet of 300 ships, to have it transported inland, have the population take possession of the agricultural products and so forth. it was the first good administration and the history of the world -- the first food
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administration in the history of the world. the incidents that came out of it were very startling. one of them i remember rather distinctly. the service across the north sea was obtained by the dutch, and theirrequently lost channels, but they always divided methods of escape. one day i went down there to take the boat, and i usually paid the bill for my food and cabin at the end of the trip. to me andeward came said you will have to pay cash. i said how come? voyage, thed, last queen wilhelmina went down and the passengers owed me nine pounds 10 and i never got the money.
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>> here is a look at our primetime lineup for next week on the c-span networks, each evening starting at 8 p.m. eastern. on monday, genetically modified foods. then on tuesday, general motors safety recalls. ideasday, the new york for them. thursday, we will look at the idea of climate change. and friday night we will visit important sites in the civil rights movement. monday on c-span two, it is book tv with a discussion on fracking. tuesday nights, afterwords with wednesday, new technology in everyday life. thursday, a talk with the maryland governor. and friday, in-depth with rider and religious scholar ressler --
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aslan. the overland campaign. tuesday, the battle of fort stevens. wednesday, the battle of the crater. thursday, the capture of atlanta and sherman from marc veasey, and on friday, a look at slaveryd's per trail of -- portrayal of slavery. let us know what you think about what you're watching. call us or e-mail us at comments like this on facebook. follow us on twitter. ago, british american troops at the battle of bladensburg. the victory left the nationwide open to british forces, who marched on the city and burned
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down the white house. you can learn more this thursday from arthur and -- author and historian anthony pitch. 6:45ne coverage starts at eastern. and more on thursday as we take you live to bladensburg park grid that is live at 1 p.m. eastern, here on american history tv on c-span3. >> each week, american history tv sits in on a lecture with one of the nation's college professors. you can watch the classes here on saturday at 8 p.m. and midnight eastern. next, towson university professor martha joynt kumar teaches a class on presidents and their relationships with the press, focusing on the ways the white house press corps and coverage of presidents have evolved from the mid-19th century into the 20th century. the class also traces changes in press access to presidents and the growth of the public's interest in stories about the firsfa


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